How to distort a grid object into a tapered shape, like a trash basket icon?


I want to do this:

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The bin just above

I think this tool is well designed for this purpose : enter image description here

But after few hours of trying, i still don't know how I can tighten the bottom to make it look like a bin : enter image description here

I guess there are many ways to achieve this, how would one go to easily do it ?

11/12/2014 1:15:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Just after making this grid shape select and go to Effect menu in Adobe Illustrator
Go to Effect -- Distort -- Free Distort and drag the two below points to give it a shape of BIN as shown in image below.
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Press OK to give this shape
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11/12/2014 1:19:00 PM

There's a couple possibilities that come to mind:

Using Free Distort

  1. select your object;
  2. choose Effect > Distort & Transform > Free Distort...;
  3. using the anchors in the dialog, change the shape of the preview until you're satisfied;
  4. click Ok;
  5. Object > Expand Appearance to taste.

Using an Envelope distort

  1. using any tool, draw a (closed) shape you want your grid to be in;
  2. select both the grid and the shape;
  3. choose Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Top Object (Alt+Ctrl/Option+C);
  4. Object > Expand Appearance to taste.